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So called because of the immediate ruinous effect on your palate. 100+ IBUs. Bracingly bitter. Thick, pungent hop aroma. We would say that no hops were injured in the brewing of this beer, but that would be a massive lie. In fact, the words "Stone Ruination IPA" are what older hop vines use to cause little hop vines to quiver with fright and lose sleep at night . We at Stone honor the brutal massacre of countless hops with this "Liquid poem to the glory of the hop!" Paganism at its best!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 22, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine to large sized white bubbles and amber orange transparent body. It has a strong hoppy aroma and a strong hoppy flavor to boot. It has an initial hop flavor and a strong hop finish. You can summarize the brew in 1 word! HOPPY. A true hopheads delight.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2003
(bottle) I wish I couls tell the difference between hops, because as I opened this one, this had a very distinctive nose. Smelled wonderful. Then the taste just seemed fresh and hoppy and wonderful. And the bottle had been in my fridge for probably 2 months. I quite enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2003
Its got a pretty clear golden yellow color with a moderate fluffy head. All these ultra hopped Stone beers get me excited at first thinking, 'Oh, nothing but hops' but they are always well balanced, incredibly hoppy but they don't hit me back

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 Very bitter and a bit too thin. Nice hop aroma and flavour, buttery malt but excessive bitterness lingers un-balanced by the thin body. Some odd medicinal flavours evident too.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Mellow, but strong, pine-fruit-hop-butterrum aroma. Hazy butterscotch beer, offwhite head and great bottle. Prickly mature hopped flavor, a little sour, but mostly fruit-sweet. Forthright PA, but not too edgy. Pithy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Nice hop aroma. Golden color. Small white head. Decent flavor profile but tasted a little thin. Crisp tasting with little lingering aftertaste. Similar to Bell's Two Hearted Ale.Needs a little more sweetness to balance the hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Panzuriel (1316) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2003
A nice copper amber colored beer with a small nice white head. Light and floral hops aroma is very appealing. Flavor is light floral and finishing bitter. Nice clean bitters with little heavy aftertaste. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2003 Ah yes. What a sweet elixor this is. The fragrance, like a bouquet of all things holy, gingerly tickles the nostrals and wrenches the salivatory glands. Flavor, while too complex to dissect is a rich mosaic of caramel, molasses, honey, tart hoppy spirit and assorted gifts that description seems to detract from. Perfect carbonation, head and balance combine into a symphony of pleasure. Stone has pushed the boundarys of IPA's and found a beautiful way to incorporate strong taste and flavor into this hoppy breed.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2005 One of my all time favorites. The more I drink it lately, the more I notice how good it is. In my opinion, better in bottles. Gotta try it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2003
At 7.7%, this is big beer with even bigger hop presence. Although it's got plenty of hops, Ruination's got enough gravity that it wasn't over the top, even for a non-hophead like myself.


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